Mt. Juliet, TN Homes for Sale By Price Range
No End In Sight For Mt. Juliet Growth!
Since Providence Market Place was built over 10 years ago, Mt. Juliet has experienced a steady growth helping to award Wilson County the fastest growing county in the 2010 census and the 29th fastest growing in the US.
The city nearly doubled in population from 2000 to 2010 (to approximately 24,000), while Wilson County’s population increased 28.4 percent (to approximately 114,000). Providence Subdivisions, apartments and condos as well as the 55+ community of Dell Webb instantly generated housing for several thousand people that not only sparked a population boom but an influx of industry to the city. Mt. Juliet is one of “Tennessee’s Fastest Growing Communities” with over 370 new houses built in 2014 and a new business permit issued every two days.
The city today is home to such names as Under Armour , KHS America and Amazon. The Mt. Juliet infrastructure did not lag behind. New roads, schools and healthcare facilities have been, and are continuing to be built to meet the demand. In March of 2016, it was announced that the Wilson County school board approved North Greenhill and Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet for the new Wilson County High School. Multiple residential projects are currently in development that will yield close to 700 new homes. Country pastures are yielding to the expansion and there doesn’t seem to be an end to the growth in the foreseeable future. Mt. Juliet is a friendly city that prides itself on maintaining southern hospitality and values of a close-knit community that puts the needs of its people first. All in all, it’s a great place to live!
Theories as to why the renowned growth for this little country town could arguably be attributed to the scenic countryside of rolling hills, and sitting picturesquely between two lakes, Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lake.But, others would say the growth occurred after the days of urban living and living close to downtown Nashville became less desirable.
Many people in Nashville and the outlying areas remember too well when desegregation laws came in to play in the late 1950’s. In 1954, from a landmark decision from the Brown vs. Board of Education case, Davidson County implemented the “Nashville Plan” with the idea to gradually integrate the public schools of Metro Nashville. After a decade of parents forced to bus their children to schools across town and to unfamiliar neighborhoods, the “Nashville Plan”, in effect, caused a mass exodus to surrounding counties that were not under the mandatory busing efforts. Some parents were pulling their children out of the Davidson county Metro school systems and putting them into private schools that seemed to spring up overnight. Other families seeking different financial options were moving outside the city limits. During the 60’s and 70’s this urban sprawl to move out side the Nashville city limits is what put Williamson County located south/west of Nashville on the map. Franklin TN., and Brentwood TN., became the hottest and fastest selling markets in Tennessee. Over time these “hot-spots” began to slow down as housing costs soared and people wanted more affordable options. Eyes were turning to Wilson County, with it’s Superior-ranked schools, and cheaper land, Wilson County became the other option. People would say “you can buy more “house” for your money in Wilson County”! And “It was true”, you could buy more house in Wilson County! Mt. Juliet located West Wilson County became the target market. With it’s proximity 20 minutes to downtown and less than 15 minutes to the airport; Mt. Juliet became the logical choice. In the late 80’s early 90’s, new construction and subdivisions started popping up everywhere. The population of Mt. Juliet exploded, and the city scrambled to keep up!
Mount Juliet with a terrain of gently sloping hills, beautiful countryside, and breath taking sunset views off Old Hickory Lake, what is there not to love about Mount Juliet?
The desire to move to Mt. Juliet kept coming, but land was becoming scarce. Around the first of the last decade something happened that created a huge break-thru in the Mt. Juliet market.
The Step System was created, a multi-step sewer system that allows builders to step a neighborhood of houses down to a single pump station in the neighborhood. Houses outside the Mt. Juliet city limits requires a septic system. Indicative of Middle Tennessee is red rocky clay soil resulting in some land in Mt. Juliet not able to perk for a septic system. A new innovative sewer option came to be and overcame this soil obstacle. The Wilson County Health Department approved and elected to oversee and manage the step systems. This opened up more and more land that was once un-buildable and farmers started selling their stagnant farm land. Untapped areas of Mt. Juliet began to flourish. For example, south of Mt. Juliet Road and north around Old Hickory Lake, subdivisions were going in with styles no longer reflecting the 80’s and 90’s and people were flocking to get the newest and trendiest style of homes.
In the last two decades, Mount Juliet of Wilson County has exploded!